Steering wheel in full opposite lock, smoke billowing off the rear wheels, a cacophony of blow off valve, screaming exhaust and tire screech. There is something very wrong about drifting that makes it so right.
Drifting as a driving technique is documented as early as the 1930s as being used by drivers of the Grand Prix cars of the day. But modern drifting is credited to Kunimitsu Takahashi, the foremost creator of drifting techniques in the 1970s. He is noted for hitting the apex (the point where the car is closest to the inside of a turn) at high speed and then drifting through the corner, preserving a high exit speed. This earned him several championships and a legion of fans that enjoyed the spectacle of smoking tires.
The requirements for a drift car are simple, a well balanced chassis (Enter the E46) a limited slip differential, and lots and lots of horsepower. Slapping the biggest turbo you can find on an S54 would do the trick. Which makes the car in today’s Super Bild the perfect choice, even if it isn’t an M3.
Hat Tip to Roger
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